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Wormhill, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Wormhill, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire, near Miller's Dale station on the M.R., and 2½ miles SW of Tideswell, with a post office under Buxton; money order office, Tideswell; telegraph office, Miller's Dale. Acreage, 4654; population, 1357. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The scenery is romantic, and Chee Tor, half a mile distant, is reckoned one of the wonders of the Peak. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300 with residence. The church, restored in 1864, is in the Decorated Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower. Another church was built in 1886 at the upper end of the parish, where there are large quarrying and lime-burning works.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishTideswell 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionChapel-en-le-Frith 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wormhill from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Wormhill are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictHigh Peak
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK17
Post TownBuxton